Companies are adding RFID and NFC tags to packaging to offer an interactive experience and connect with consumers on a deeper level.
Diversion has had a detrimental effect on many businesses across the United States, but has been an industry-wide problem for professional tanning and beauty salons for years. New Sunshine, of Indianapolis, has been fighting product diversion for more than 10 years and has combatted this problem by finding a way to “diversion proof” its premier collection of Designer Skin professional indoor tanning products.
Some companies are old; some are new; and some, such as Omaha, Neb.-based YORK Label, are both old and new. The "new" YORK Label was formed in early 2006 when management and a private-equity sponsor acquired York Tape & Label of York, Pa. and Industrial Label Corporation (ILC) of Omaha, Neb., says Mike Polcyn, chief financial officer.
Electronic packaging, or e-packaging, is a term turning up more and more frequently in the package-printing and converting industries. Although still in its early days, e-packaging represents a trend that promises to deliver a host of innovations in the months and years ahead. So what's it all about, and how will the trend affect companies engaged in developing and deploying packaging and packaging systems?
ORLANDO, Fla.—The 35th anniversary of the Universal Product Code (U.P.C.) bar code was celebrated recently by GS1 US, the developer and administrator of the U.P.C. for more than 200,000 businesses in the United States. The organization marked the event with a giant U.P.C.-adorned birthday cake for more than 800 attendees at its annual U Connect Conference in Orlando.
UPM Raflatac, Seeonic™ and Alliance, a RockTenn company, announced the deployment of a new generation of Alliance’s MAXRPM™, an inventory management system for retail promotional items that uses RFID technology to provide retailers and manufacturers with real-time business insights of retail promotion performance at the item level.
IDTechEx announced a new report “RFID Forecasts, Players & Opportunities 2009-2019”, which addresses the global RFID situation. Areas of growth, undersupply and oversupply, and trends are given based on extensive new primary research.